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Korea-Bangladesh ICT Seminar held in Dhaka

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Korea holds a lot of potentials for the Bangladeshi IT industry in terms of global expansion. Few Korean companies have already invested in Bangladesh. In 2016, top IT companies of Korea are likely to invest in the country. In this regard, an investment seminar titled “Strengthening Partnership through ICT” was organized to discuss the capacities of Bangladeshi IT companies, future plans among many other things. BASIS, ICT Division and Korean Embassy jointly organized the seminar.

Participatory Bangladeshi companies got the opportunity to meet many Korean companies and discussed the prospects of future partnership during the seminar held on Sunday.

Chief Guest of the Seminar, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister, Ministry of Post, Telecommunications & Information Technology said, Bangla Gov Net is a crucial project in the establishment of eGovernance in Bangladesh. Korea has been working towards the implementation of the project. Bangladesh-Korea Institute of IT has trained over 7000 IT professionals in the country. Korean top companies have contributions in other sectors too. He invited the Korean companies to invest and collaborate in Kaliakoir Hi-tech Park and other Hi-tech parks to be built in various locations in the country.

Special guest, BASIS President Shameem Ahsan said, Bangladesh has a sizeable pool of talented app developers who are very capable of developing world-class games. Besides, Bangladesh is one of the major markets for Korean electronic products. Strategic partnership between the two countries will help Korea sustaining their growth and cost effectiveness; and becoming more globally competitive.

Ahn Seong-doo, Korean Ambassador in Bangladesh said, in last few years Korea has been playing a fundamental role in the development of IT sector of Bangladesh. Korean companies have worked in projects including Bangla Gov Net, different projects of the ministries and networking. Korea will continue to work with Bangladesh for the development of IT industry.

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister, Ministry of Post, Telecommunications & Information Technology was present at the inauguration of the event as the chief guest. BASIS President an FBCCI Director Shameem Ahsan was the special guest of the event. Ahn Seong-doo, Korean Ambassador in Bangladesh presided over the ceremony. Among others Rafiqul Islam Rowly, Past President of BASIS, A Tauhid, Past President of BASIS, Uttam Kumar Paul, Secretary General of BASIS, Mostafizur Rahman Sohel, Joint Secretary General of BASIS, Ashraf Abir, Director of BASIS, Sami Ahmed, Executive Director of BASIS and previous executive council members of BASIS were present at the seminar.



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